At What Age Can Sexual Dysfunction Begin?

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Sexual dysfunction is when a man or a woman has a problem with the normal sexual response. This interferes with their ability to have a satisfying sexual experience. Both men and women can experience sexual dysfunction. At HEALOR Primary Care, Dr. Raj Singh specializes in treatment for sexual dysfunction in Las Vegas, NV. During a consultation, he listens to your concerns and offers professional recommendations on which treatments will help treat your sexual dysfunction symptoms.

What is sexual dysfunction?

Symptoms of sexual dysfunction vary on what the type of dysfunction a man or woman is experiencing, including:

  • Low sexual desire

  • Orgasmic disorder, which causes trouble achieving orgasm

  • Sexual arousal disorder, which means that your desire is intact, but you have trouble getting aroused

  • Sexual pain disorder, this means you have pain during stimulation or penetration

Sexual dysfunction causes

At HEALOR Primary Care, Dr. Singh wants to determine the cause behind your sexual dysfunction symptoms, so he can treat it best. Some common causes of sexual dysfunction include:

  • Alcoholism

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Diabetes

  • Drug abuse

  • High blood pressure

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Urological infection

  • Kidney failure

  • Nerve damage

  • Neurological disorder

Some medications including blood pressure medication and antidepressants affect normal sexual functioning, too.

What age can sexual dysfunction start?

While it’s possible to experience sexual dysfunction at any age, it is more common in men and women over 50. Ultimately, older men are more likely to have health conditions that require medication that can interfere with sexual function. Ultimately, there are no sexual dysfunction age limits as these symptoms can happen to any male or female at any stage of life.

Diagnosing sexual dysfunction in men and women

Diagnosing sexual dysfunction occurs without testing other than a physical exam with Dr. Singh at our Las Vegas, NV office. If you have symptoms of sexual dysfunction, it’s important you seek help at HEALOR Primary Care. We can pinpoint the cause so you can resolve your sexual dysfunction symptoms. We will discuss your health and sexual history and conduct a physical exam. We may recommend diagnostic testing that will help us rule out different medical conditions that could contribute to or cause your sexual dysfunction.

Sexual dysfunction treatment

Most sexual dysfunction can be treated by what is causing it. Once we determine the cause, Dr. Singh can treat that medical condition, which usually resolves the sexual dysfunction.

Some sexual dysfunction treatment options include:

  • Medication: Patients with hormone deficiencies can benefit from hormone pills, creams, or even shots. For men, drugs such as Viagra®, Cialis®, or Levitra® help improve sexual function as they increase blood flow.

  • Behavioral treatment: If Dr. Singh suspects the sexual dysfunction is caused by a psychological issue, he may recommend you go to therapy where you can address sexual trauma, self-esteem issues, or feelings of fear or guilt.

Learn about sexual dysfunction treatment in Las Vegas, NV

At HEALOR Primary Care, Dr. Raj Singh specializes in treating male and female sexual dysfunction in Las Vegas, NV. After a physical exam and medical history, we work hard to determine the cause of your sexual dysfunction. He offers different sexual dysfunction treatment options to help patients renew their sex life. To learn more, call our office to schedule an appointment.

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